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Layer7 API Management Primary Use Case

Ewan Sadie - PeerSpot reviewer
API Technical Lead at Sanlam

We started off exposing REST APIs to other business units and our external partners by doing legacy integration.

The Gateway is a security control point and a way to drive standardisation.

Live API Creator is used very successfully by one of our businesses to run all their APIs. Other BUs use the Live API Creator to create the easy, "quick win" APIs, which do not make sense to host on the ESB or where resources are not available to do it quickly.

We handle some SOAP services where we are only interested in adding additional security and metrics on top of the SOAP services. We even transform JSON REST to SOAP where legacy internal ESB systems are not able to use REST.

We have seen a huge uptake in routing messaging services, like SMS and WhatsApp. The Gateway currently serves to standardise these into a single API view with multiple channels.

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BC
IT / Enterprise Architect, IT Consultant at a consultancy with 11-50 employees

We are using it for controlling all web services, traffic, or API traffic. All connections are going through the Layer7 API gateway. That is done for the purpose of security, management, and governance.  

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Arpit Agarwal - PeerSpot reviewer
Enterprise API Architect at Al-Futtaim Group

I am an Enterprise API architect and we are one of the biggest conglomerate organizations in Dubai. We have a lot of retail businesses,  automotive businesses, and other interests. What we are doing is using the API Management to build out a proper, consistent API layer for our legacy systems and microservices as well. That will enable us to expand our reach in digital channels.  

We are already using Dell Boomi in our organization for ESB purposes and are more focused on that development right now and hope to do more with Layer7 in the future.  

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PC
Assistant Consultant at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

We use a combination of Denodo and Layer7 API Management. The APIs are developed on Layer7 and then exported through Denodo. Layer7 provides the security layer, while Denodo facilitates data on demand. That combination is handy, and most organizations have a similar setup. That data is exported to API. The data modeling is done on Denodo and exposed through policies developed on Layer7 API Management.

It's good to have a tool for integrating data between organizations and applications. The combination of Denodo and Layer7 is beneficial. I feel like Layer7 would not be sufficient because most APIs need data on demand. We need to provide data on demand on top of some layers without going back into the native data systems. 

That will help developers not tax something on the line. We just develop on top of those databases or data layers. You prepare a logical data layer to provide an API exposed through Layer7. Using Layer7 and Teams or different applications can consume those data easily. 

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YH
Software Developer III at a financial services firm with 1,001-5,000 employees

We are using Layer7 API Management as an enterprise service bus, ESB, and B2B security gateway.

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Alfredo Silva - PeerSpot reviewer
ALiBS Solutions at ALiBS Solutions

Our clients use the solution for a secured layer to protect their API. Most of them have two kinds of API, the frontend, and backend.

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JV
Senior System Engineer at a tech services company with 51-200 employees

We primarily use Layer7 API Management to monitor stuff. I'm the one who installs it. They sent me a TAR file, I unloaded it to TAR, brought it up, and made everything work. I gave it the three different network configurations to talk to the three different domains, and then I turn it over to the guys, and they do what they got to do with it.

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SM
CEO and Co-Founder at a tech services company with 11-50 employees

We had a test version, which was more of an on-prem version, and we also had some on the Docker for a live API creator. 

We are a security service company, and we provide a lot of solutions in that space. We were just trying to have a frictionless authentication product, so we were working on that. We were looking for a Gateway that can serve in an API, and we've already got an open-source solution.

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ANDRE MONTEIRO - PeerSpot reviewer
Business development manager at Sec4you

We use Layer7 API Management for digital banking: for signing, validation, transactions, etc.

We are a partner, so there are roughly 40 people inside my company working with Layer7.

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SW
Automation Engineer at a computer software company with 10,001+ employees

This product is used to expose some internal APIs to help us automate different activities.

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ANDRE MONTEIRO - PeerSpot reviewer
Business development manager at Sec4you

I sell this solution to a variety of clients in digital banking, insurance, and health care.

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May 2022
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